• Restrict NH 169 width to 30 m, Rai tells NHAI

    Dakshina Kannada district in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai on Saturday asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to restrict the width of National Highway 169 (Mangaluru-Solapura) between Mangaluru and Moodabidri to 30 m instead of the proposed 45 m, particularly in urban areas.

    Presiding over a meeting to discuss widening of the NH and land acquisition for the same here, Mr. Rai said that the reduction in width should be followed in Mangaluru, and from Gurupura Kaikamba to Thenka, Badaga Edapadavu. Mr. Rai also asked the NHAI not to acquire property belonging to Thodar Masjid and plan the alignment skirting it.

    Special Land Acquisition Officer Gayathri Nayak informed that about 448 acres of land, including 307 acres of private land, would have to be acquired for the project as per the preliminary notification issued on May 20.

    K. Abhayachandra Jain, Moodbidri MLA, B.A. Mohiuddin Bava, Mangaluru North MLA, zilla Panchayat president Meenakshi Shanthigodu, Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim and others attended the meeting. Frank Gore Womens Jersey

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